The praises sang by visitors from around the world for heavenly geographical Cuban gems like Cayo Coco, are enthusiastically endorsed by industry professionals involved with the island as a tourist destination.
The experience is enhanced by both legend and truth as shown by seafaring novelist Ernest Hemingway who explored the area in his search for adventure, and the zone features in his book Islands in the Stream.
Tourist authorities named the area „The King‘s Gardens“, the same name given to it as that which Diego Velazquez first gave to it in 1522, on the basis of the discoveries and journal notes of sailors, and in honor of his Spanish monarch, Fernando the Catholic.
Cayo Coco, belongs to the province of Ciego de Ávila, more than 400km east of the Cuban capital Havana where a drive by car to this enchanting place can begin.
The 17km long road that traverses the sea incorporates a series of bridges for ecology and marine life protection purposes, and is known colloquially as a „Pedraplén“ because of the stones and earth used for its construction.
Cayo Coco is close to Cayo Guillermo, Paredón Grande and a series of other islets that are spectacular sites for recreational water sports and belong to the 450 km long Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago, which comprises more than 2,000 other islets that lie between the Hicacos Penninsula and the eastern Cuban Bay of Nuevitas.Share on FB Share on TT